Geof Givens, Ph.D.

Dr. Geof Givens is a statistician with broad expertise in applied statistics and particular interest in statistical methods for conservation biology, ecology and the environment. After retiring as Emeritus Associate Professor of Statistics from Colorado State University, he founded Givens Statistical Solutions LLC where he leads a diverse array of scientific projects. He has authored over 120 journal articles and scientific reports, along with the bestselling textbook Computational Statistics which is used in over 25 countries.

Brian Fulfrost

Brian is currently founding principal at Oregon Freshwater Simulations and also teaches GIS for sustainable planning at Washington State University in Vancouver, WA and at San Francisco State University.  Brian has been a strong advocate for the use of GIS, remote sensing and related technologies to assist decision makers, land and resource managers and urban planners to make more informed decisions. For nearly 20 years, he has been using and teaching the use of geospatial technologie

Dr. Barrett L. Kays

Dr. Barrett L. Kays is an expert investigator and witness specialized in earth sciences involving soil, hydrology, and groundwater science.  Dr. Kays has conducted numerous forensic investigations involving construction, water resource, sedimentation, flooding, wastewater, and contamination damages.  He has also been involved in unusual eminent domain, and inverse eminent domain cases in federal and state courts.  Dr.

Dr Laurel J. Standley


Dr. Laurel J. Standley, Principal of Clear Current, is an independent environmental consultant with over twenty years experience in water quality and policy. Her areas of expertise include developing water management plans, tracking sources of contamination to water resources, and protecting freshwater resources for uses such as safe drinking water sources, healthy fisheries, and reduced flooding. Examples of her work include the following:

Paul Favara, PE, LEED Green Associate, CH2M

Paul Favara is a Global Practice Director for Site Remediation and Revitalization at CH2M.  He has over 30 years of experience in site characterization, remediation engineering, and implementing site cleanup remedies.  He has been a member of the Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) since 2007, and has served as an officer on the SURF Board of Directors as Vice President in 2010 and President in 2011.

James Workman

James has over 20 years of successful CEO and leadership experience in the education, business, and consulting fields. The majority of his time has been spent in the non-profit sector. His career has been distributed between various international and stateside locations. The international experiences were in challenging locations including Eastern Europe, South-East Asia, and Western Africa.

Dr. D. Michael Johns

Dr. Johns is an aquatic scientist who specializes in aquatic ecological risk assessments (ERAs), particularly those associated with contaminated sediment. The focus of his 30 years of professional experience has been on the effects of toxic pollutants on aquatic organisms. Dr. Johns is responsible for the management of large, multi-task, multi-disciplinary environmental investigations, including remedial investigation/feasibility studies (RI/FSs) and natural resource damage assessments (NRDAs).

Scott Andrews

Scott Andrews has been the Environmental Compliance Manager for the Swinomish Tribe since 2001, responsible for environmental regulation, enforcement and related policy and ordinance development, including programs in shoreline management, air quality and hazardous waste. Projects include the Swinomish Climate Change Initiative to develop a Tribal plan for climate change adaptation.

Blair Barnhardt

Blair Barnhardt is an award winning National Highway Institute (NHI) Certified Instructor for FHWA, a National Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Trainer, and an America Public Works Association (APWA) Carl Vinson Institute Instructor for their Certificate of Public Works Management Program. He is one of the few rare individuals in this nation with direct experience orchestrating the work for all three sub-disciplines of in-place asphalt recycling covered in the FHWA/ARRA Basic Asphalt Recycling Manual (BARM) textbook.

Lisa Bauer Saban

Ms. Saban, a partner at Windward Environmental, has served as a project manager, lead scientist, or technical advisor for environmental assessments and evaluations over the past two decades. She has managed and conducted environmental studies on the local, national, and international level, for both private- and public-sector clients. She has extensive negotiation experience in client-stakeholder interactions and managing complex projects related to ecological risk assessments (ERAs), sediment investigations, and natural resource damage assessments (NRDAs).

Anna Bremmer

Since 1990, Anna Bremmer has facilitated marketing, project management analysis, and value analysis for environmental consulting, transportation and land use planning, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, architecture, general contracting, construction management, and dispute resolution.Anna earned SAVE International’s designation of its highest level of competency, becoming a Certified Value Specialist (CVS) in 2011, making her one of 235 then active CVSs in North America. She earned her U.S.

Dr. Rocko A. Brown

Dr. Rocko Brown is an expert design geomorphologist who uniquely balances applied and scientific aspects of geomorphology and engineering. He focuses on process-based assessment and restoration of fisheries resources through channel manipulation integrating geomorphic, hydraulic and ecological frameworks. He has extensive experience in hydraulic and sediment transport modeling and design for fish passage improvements, channel design, large wood and instream habitat structures, and bank stabilization.

Lindsay Burton, for ExxonMobil Environmental Services Company (EMES)

Lindsay Burton is the Facilitator for ExxonMobil Environmental Services Company (EMES) Green and Sustainable Remediation (GSR) network as well as the Operations Integrity Management System (OIMS) Coordinator. She has been with EMES since graduating from Clemson University in 2013 with a BS in Biological Systems Engineering and has had previous assignments managing a portfolio of retail remediation sites in addition as well as a project development role.

Dr. Kirk Cameron

Dr. Kirk Cameron is the founder and president of MacStat Consulting, Ltd. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a statistical consulting firm specializing in environmental statistical applications and problem-solving. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching and consulting to USEPA, DoD, DoE, the US Air Force, and private environmental and medical firms. Dr.

Richard F. Carbonaro, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Richard F. Carbonaro has worked as an environmental engineer for over fifteen years, specializing in the fate and transport of contaminants in soil, groundwater and sediments. Rich consults on a wide range of environmental engineering topics, including remediation of heavy metals, water quality, contaminant fate and transport, groundwater geochemistry, hazardous waste remediation, and environmental forensics.


James Carsner

Jim Carsner is a graduate of the University of Washington, College of Fisheries and certified Professional Wetland Scientist with over 30 years of diverse professional experience in environmental consulting throughout the Northwest. His work has involved projects throughout Oregon and Washington and in Idaho, California, and Montana.

Kevin Ceder


Kevin Ceder is an Ecosystems Analyst with Cramer Fish Sciences. Kevin has 10 years experience using quantitative methods to support data-driven, integrated resource management, planning and assessment. He excels in developing tools that reduce complex processes to easy-to-use and easy-to-understand systems for decision-makers. Kevin has over 10 years of experience using R as his primary data management and analysis tool and excels in providing R programming solutions.  He has provided R training and coaching to a diverse clientele.

Jan Dean, Ph.D.

Jan Dean, Ph.D. Fisheries Science Virginia Tech University 1982, has taught five-day electrofishing courses for the USFWS National Conservation Training Center in several states (MO, AR, LA, AL, FL, NM, AZ, MI, CO), some multiple times, and in New South Wales, Australia since 2008. He has also taught a three-day electrofishing class in CA for the Northwest Environmental Training Center.

Barbara DeCaro

Barbara DeCaro is a horticulturist and senior environmental analyst with Seattle Parks and Recreation, where she develops policy, procedures, best management practices and complementary staff training programs for conservation and management of public landscapes. Barbara has extensive experience in facilitation, training adults, organizing educational seminars and presenting applied science information to the community, peers and government officials.

Annika Fain


Annika Fain has participated in marine nearshore and stream ecological restoration projects for the past 20 years. Annika has a BS in Marine Ecology, MS in Environmental Science and Engineering, and MS in Geological Oceanography. As part of her graduate research, she collected data and studied water and sediment transport in the Columbia River Estuary and the Adriatic Sea.

Ralph Fontaine

Ralph is a marketer, project manager, producer, director, actor, writer, and business/team leader. He specializes in video production, online/e-learning/CBT production, and media/social network marketing. His background is in video and television production, and he has produced and directed material that has been broadcast on MTV, FOX, The Travel Channel, The Learning Channel, and The Discovery Channel.

Ralph leads NWETC's content development and creation, producing all video productions and e-learning modules as well as overseeing social media presence and outreach.

Michael Fraidenburg

Mike Fraidenburg designs and delivers facilitation services ranging in format from small technical and task-oriented workgroups to large-audience conferences.  He has extensive experience facilitating science intensive issues and, as a certified mediator, using interest-based bargaining techniques to create consensus in his facilitations.

Stefan Freelan

Stefan Freelan is a GIS Specialist and Instructor at Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University. In addition to teaching GIS, Cartography and GPS he assists with academic research projects and is Co-Director of the Institute for Spatial Information and Analysis. He has a MS in Geography and a BA in Environmental Ethics. Prior to joining to WWU he was a GIS Analyst as a private consultant and with local Planning Departments.

Dr. Deb Gaynor

Dr. Gaynor, founder and principal of Phoenix Chemistry Services, has more than 20 years of analytical chemistry and environmental management and consulting experience. For eleven years she worked closely with the USEPA through the Contract Laboratory Program (CLP). She has extensive experience in the development and performance of analyses of environmental samples, including solid and liquid matrices and biota on GC and GC/MS systems, while ensuring compliance with quality assurance programs.

Ron Gouguet

Mr. Gouguet is an ecological risk assessor and restoration expert with more than 29 years’ experience in natural resource damage assessment (NRDA). As a multi-disciplinary expert, Mr. Gouguet has led integrated remediation and restoration planning efforts within the EPA’s Superfund program and for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and state-lead sites in Texas, Louisiana, Delaware, and Oregon. During his career, he has been involved in cleanup and restoration efforts at approximately 85 hazardous waste sites and responded to more than 10 chemical or oil spills.

Richard Grassetti

Richard Grassetti is an environmental planner with over 32 years experience in environmental impact analysis and regulatory compliance. He is a recognized expert in the CEQA process, and has served as an expert witness on CEQA and planning issues in California. Through his firm, Grassetti Environmental Consulting (GECo), he manages the preparation of CEQA and NEPA documents, as well as the numerous local agency planning and permitting documents. In addition to his consulting practice, Mr. Grassetti serves as adjunct faculty in environmental studies at California State University, East Bay.

Elie H. Haddad

Mr. Haddad is a vice president for Haley and Aldrich where he is involved in vapor intrusion investigations, remediation and modeling, risk assessments, planning and strategy, development and implementation of RI/FS programs, engineering designs, hydrogeological activities, computer modeling, and operation and maintenance programs. He led an unprecedented, and perhaps largest, indoor air investigation at a Superfund site. His work established a benchmark for other EPA sites. Mr.

Chip Halbert

Chip Halbert has a strong track record of supporting the permitting needs of industry, mission-critical facilities, developers, and engineering design firms. Chip currently works for Landau Associates and leads their environmental permitting and compliance practice. Leveraging his expertise in air quality permitting and management of multi-faceted permitting efforts for industrial developments, Chip helps clients achieve their operational goals while maintaining compliance with environmental permitting requirements.

Melissa Harclerode, Ph.D., CDM Smith

Dr. Harclerode is an environmental scientist with 11.5 years of experience in investigation and characterization of hazardous waste sites.  As a Project Manager, she is experienced in designing and managing remedial investigations with multi-disciplined teams.  In addition, she specializes in the development and application of integrated assessment approaches to comprehensively define sustainability objectives and evaluate environmental, social, and economic impacts of remediation and wastewater activities.

Nathan Hardebeck

Nathan Hardebeck, owner of CWT, LLC., has over 15 years of experience in business development in the environmental consulting field with an emphasis on best management practices (BMPs) and program management related to stormwater services. His professional experience and responsibilities include providing technical expertise, implementation of BMP programs, treatment technologies and providing stormwater and environmental training for both public agencies and private businesses.  


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